RunScore Improves RunSignUp Integration

RunScore has made the following improvements (copy and pasted from the RunScore Support Group): RSServer/RSClient Version 8.2.7.10 Level 2017.07.10 *Eric Kramer requested integrating the Corral Wave field. This is now being downloaded in the API and is available to map to a RunScore field you would define locally. * Greg McCormick requested that he be […]

RunScore and Race Director Timer Surveys of Most Used & Preferred Registration Providers

RunScore and Race Director, the two leading providers of timing software, independently polled their users to ascertain the registration providers most used and most liked by their user base. These surveys, a follow-up to a similar 2014 survey, help identify the registration providers that are most prominent among the timers served by the software companies. The combined RunScore […]

RunScore at the RunSignUp Symposium

This year’s RunScore Session at the Timer Day of the RunSignUp Symposium is being led by super-user, Steve Stone of Best Times. Steve is putting together his presentation, and wanted to share his preliminary plan – and get any feedback from attendees about additional topics that they want to cover. The presentation will support two […]

RunScore Results Improvements

RunScore Results save made an improvement that users have been asking for to the incremental upload capability. Before you could only designate one file to do incremental uploads as the race is going. Now you can have multiple files active. They can all be checking the same RunScore event or different ones. This is still beta code (December, 2015) so […]

RunScore Results Presentation

Alan Jones made the following presentation at the ChronoTrack Conference in January, 2015.  It reviews the new RunScore Results and other topics like enhancements to RunScore, additional integrations and most importantly the future of RunScore and the new advisory board. http://www.runscore.com/Downloads/RunScore2015.pdf

RunScore Results Update

Here is the latest from Alan Jones on RunScore Results Pre-Release advancements: The latest Version 8.0.0.0u Level 2014.12.21 can be downloaded from (assuming you already have a RunScore install): http://www.runscore.com/Downloads/Beta/RunScoreResultsUpdate.exe. What is working – I hope Have new RunScore Results icon/shortcut thanks to Andrew Sigwart. The main screen now is dark blue so the person […]

RunScore Results

We are pleased to announce that RunScore has licensed the RunSignUp Results technology platform to create a new offering for RunScore timers – RunScore Results. RunScore Results allows any RunScore timer to simply upload results to the web and provide finish notifications to runners and their friends without the usual complications. If you know how […]

RunScore Timer Survey of Registration Platforms

The original survey results have been updated (the original is below). You can see the full results at http://theracedirector.com/RaceDirectorFiles/RegistrationSiteSurveyResults.pdf. RunScore (used to score about half of the finishers in the races in the US and a very popular choice of Timers) did a survey of their users.  They received 70 responses in 24 hours of the […]

RunScore – RunSignUp Integration Manual

Alan Jones has written a new manual, complete with example scripts for RunScore users on how to integrate with RunSignUp. Download the RunScore and RunSignUp Integration Manual. This short and simple manual includes information on: Logging into RunSignUp from RunScore Download Event and Participant information from RunSignUp to RunScore Upload Participant information from RunScore to RunSignUp […]

RunScore – RunSignUp Integration Feedback

This is from Kei – one of the RunScore gurus! “I have had so much enjoyment working with RunSignUp on several of my latest races. The integration of their API with RunScore is great. Extremely easy and robust. I log on to the race in RunScore and am asked if I want to keep “Sync with Server” active. […]

RunScore Updates Participant Download Capability

RunScore has updated their ability to download Participant information from RunSignUp and ChronoTrack Live.  Timers can now easily select one or more Events (5K and 10K) to download or update at once. We are starting to see timers and race directors leave online registration open on the day of the race.  This makes it easy […]

RunScore Results Integration

RunScore is our first partner who has taken full advantage of the RunSignUp Open API to make life simple for timers and race directors who want to get results posted FAST! Alan Jones of RunScore did the integration. It goes full circle.  From within the RunScore system, you can click a couple of buttons and […]

The Race Director and RunScore – now integrated with RunSignUp

The Race Director and RunScore are the two most popular timing and results systems used by timers.  They both recently worked with RunSignUp to make sure timers had a simple and easy way to download Participant information.  You will need the latest update from each, which is free as part of their yearly service agreements. […]

RunSignup July Newsletter

Fun with Challenges Virtual Challenges got another round of updates this month, with more digital rewards in the form of milestones, badges, and milestone notifications. With all the rapid releases to Challenges over the previous months, we decided it was a good time take stock of some of the creative and innovative ways that customers […]

RunSignup 2020 Alan Jones Timer Award Winner: Todd Henderlong

Awarded This Week at RunSignup’s Virtual Symposium  RunSignup announces this year’s Alan Jones Timer Award winner, Todd Henderlong, with T&H Timing located in Indiana. RunSignup’s annual timer award recognizes an individual race timer who has shown exceptional efforts and has had a significant impact on the endurance race industry. Todd, who is highly immersed in […]

RaceDay Timer Newsletter: December

RaceDay Scoring Version 2.0 Launch! Get an overview of RaceDay Scoring V2.0 now available for timers! Find out about the key features in RaceDay Scoring and the newest advancements, including aggregate team scoring and corral and wave starts.  The Future is Now! >>>Watch the Video >>>Read the Blog >>>See the Press Release “We’ve brought together a unique […]

Internal RunSignup Email on RaceDay Scoring 2.0

This is the email Bob sent this morning to the company. We wanted to share it… Today is one of the biggest days we have ever had at RunSignup. RaceDay Scoring 2.0 is being released today. While many of you have worked to help make this day possible, there are others who don’t work directly […]

RaceDay Timer Newsletter: November

RaceDay Certified Timer Spotlight: Tony Sapp Tony Sapp, a RaceDay Certified Timer and owner of Negative Split Productions, shares valuable insights on ways timers can create a competitive advantage by utilizing RunSignup’s RaceDay Suite. Tony owns and operates worldwide events that specialize in extreme format courses. He has identified ways to gain operational efficiencies while preserving unique and […]

Networking at the RunSignup Winter Symposium

While we’d love to think that people flock to our Symposiums for the pure educational value, we know there’s another reason that our customers and industry partners seek out conferences: networking. With registration over half full for our inaugural 2020 Winter Symposium, we thought we’d take a moment to share a little bit about who […]

RunSignup Now Offers FREE Unlimited Results For ALL Timers

And Unlimited RaceDay Photos and TXT Messages as Part of the RaceDay Suite RunSignup is pleased to announce free unlimited RaceDay Results,  unlimited TXT messaging, and RaceDay Photos for all timers and races. The new policy is effective immediately and simplifies the previous credit system. This change supports our strategy to deliver unprecedented value for […]

Q3 2019 RunSignup Results

We do a quarterly update on how things are going with RunSignup (2016, Q1/17, Q2/17, Q3/17, 2017, Q1/18, Q2/18, Q3/18, 2018, Q1/19 and Q2/19). The good news is that more races, timing companies, and nonprofits continue to recommend us. And we keep putting out great technology our customers seem to like! Q3 is always busy for us with our annual RunSignup Summer Symposium where 293 people […]

Roger’s How to Transition to RaceDay Scoring

For those of you who don’t know already, RaceDay Scoring is the future of The Race Director. We expect a surge of timers will migrate to RaceDay Scoring this winter. Roger Bradshaw, the creator of The Race Director, provides his guidance on the best way to transition to RaceDay Scoring. Roger is in the thick […]

Symposium 2019: Timer Day Keynote Speaker

This year’s Timer Day was bigger than ever before. For the first time ever, we awarded a timer with the Alan Jones Timer of the Year Award. The award was named after Alan Jones because of his contributions to the race industry through the creation of the Jones Counter, age-based grading, and RunScore. It aims […]

RunSignup Announces Alan Jones Timer Award Winner: Marc Roy

We’re proud to announce the inaugural Alan Jones Timer Award winner, Marc Roy, with Sportstats in Ottawa, Canada. Bob Bickel, Founder and CEO of RunSignup, presented Marc with his award at RunSignup’s Symposium on July 16 in Philadelphia. The award plaque includes an authentic mounted Jones Counter (that spins!). Earlier this year, we introduced the […]

RunSignup March Newsletter

Top News: March 2019 Race Registration Market Analysis The endurance industry is built on a diverse set of technology platforms with no centralized data aggregator, making it challenging to estimate the true market. In September 2015 we started a project to continuously evaluate (and update) the size and status of the market. During that time, […]

RunSignup Launches Annual Alan Jones Timer Award

  New Award to Recognize Exceptional Race Timer   We are very excited to launch the annual Alan Jones Timer Award to recognize an industry race timer who has clearly made an impact on improving the race industry. See the official press release here. Overview As the backbone of the race industry, timers have the opportunity to […]

Why Roger Likes RaceDay Scoring

Roger Bradshaw created The Race Director, one of the two leading products (along with RunScore) used by timers to score races. It is used by about 30% of the timers in the US to score literally hundreds of races each weekend, and last year scored over 8,000,000 participants. But it was first released 29 year […]

RunSignUp Wraps Up Sold Out 2018 Symposium

RunSignUp, the leading technology provider for races, wrapped up their sold-out 2018 RunSignUp Symposium Wednesday afternoon. The three-day event brought 218 race directors, timers, race management companies, and endurance industry partners to Philadelphia for education and networking. RunSignUp Founder Bob Bickel said, “Our Annual Symposium is a unique opportunity for our team of developers and […]

RunSignUp Gears Up for Sold-Out RunSignUp Symposium

Moorestown, NJ – Registration for the 5th Annual RunSignUp Symposium that kicks off in Philadelphia next week has reached capacity. This is the first sellout for RunSignUp, the leading technology provider for races in the US.  The 2018 Symposium opens with a reception on Monday, July 16th and is followed by two days of educational […]

RunSignUp Symposium: What is Timer Day?

As we creep up on the  2018 RunSignUp Symposium, one questions we’ve heard is this: What exactly IS Timer Day?  In contrast to Tuesday’s mixed educational sessions that contain content for both race directors and timers, Timer Day (Wednesday, July 18th) is an interactive education and networking opportunity specifically for the timers in attendance. Timer Day is flexible – […]

RaceJoy Issues at Glass City

UPDATE (4/30/2018): In addition to the steps we discussed below, we also did a refactoring of the code. We implemented a new model to reduce the processing needed to setup new participants and spectators. This new code was used this weekend for several races, including the Kentucky Derby Marathon. We had 2.2 Million configuration records […]

Help Wanted: Customer Support/Timing Specialist!

Yes, we are growing and hiring again! We are looking for a Customer Support/Timing Specialist. The ideal candidate is a timer who wants to come in from the cold to help customers use our The Race Director, RaceJoy and RunSignUp offerings – working on weekends and have a couple of days off during the week.  […]

RunSignUp Symposium Expands Timer Day

Moorestown, NJ – The fourth annual RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium is expanding its Timer Day to include timing software and hardware representatives from throughout the endurance community. The Symposium opens with a Reception on July 17th, and includes two days of educational programming: a set of broad ranging sessions for race directors, race management companies, […]

Registration Now Open for Fourth Annual RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium

Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp announced that registration is now open for the 2017 RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium, to be held in Philadelphia July 17-19th. The Symposium, in its fourth year, brings together race directors and timers from around the country for industry educational sessions, networking opportunities, and training.  For the second year, the Symposium will […]

RaceDay Scoring – Why Build it

When we announced the RaceDay Go Platform, we talked about our desire to build out the RaceDay Scoring component for timers. As we embark on the considerable development effort (multi-person project that will continue forever), it is a fair question to ask ourselves and for the market to ask us: WHY???? Current State of the […]

RaceDay Scoring – Your Help and Patience Requested

We have begun serious work on RaceDay Scoring. This is the next generation open scoring platform that will become the next generation of The Race Director over the coming years, and a core component of our overall RaceDay Go platform and strategy. We are asking for your assistance and patience over the next 6 months. […]

ChronoTrack RunSignup Partnership Explained

We are at the ChronoTrack Conference this week presenting with ChronoTrack on the meaning of this new partnership. Here is what we are presenting and discussing. There are several strategic reasons for this partnership: Allow customer choice with an open approach – picking the technology they want to use Integrate the data so it is shared […]

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